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Top 5 Most-Viewed Feature Articles of 2018

Posted on December 18, 2018

An article about how to keep school buses and sites secure was the most-viewed feature on the SBF website this year. Photo courtesy National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
An article about how to keep school buses and sites secure was the most-viewed feature on the SBF website this year. Photo courtesy National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Feature articles that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website in 2018 included tips on school bus safety, electric school buses, and student behavior management.

Here are details on the five most-viewed features of the year.

1. 10 Tips for Keeping the School Bus Secure as Concerns Rise
2,314 views
Experts shared how to help keep school buses and sites secure, and manage students’ concerns about their safety. Including bus drivers in security plans and reporting suspicious behavior are key.

2. 5 Questions: Dennis Maple on First Student’s New Tech, Solutions Service
2,170 views
The First Student president shared details on new developments, including mobile apps, paperless shop technology, and a division that offers consulting, routing, and other solutions.

An interview with Dennis Maple, the president of First Student Inc., received the second-highest number of views of 2018 features on the SBF website.
An interview with Dennis Maple, the president of First Student Inc., received the second-highest number of views of 2018 features on the SBF website.

3. Electric School Buses Take to the Road: Real-World Results
1,997 views
Operators saw reliable and quieter operation, fuel cost savings, and longer brake life. They recommended partnering with utility companies, installing charging infrastructure before receiving buses, and extensive driver training.

4. School Bus Maintenance Staff Seeks, Shares Regen Solution
1,905 views
Working as a team, a shop in an Ohio district’s transportation department reduced regeneration incidents by about 80%, and shared the solution with other technicians.

5. Tennessee District Adds Behavior Monitors, Drops Disciplinary Referrals
1,717 views
With five rotating bus monitors, Dickson County Schools worked to improve student behavior, boosting safety for drivers and passengers.

Related Topics: aide/monitor, behavior management, First Student Inc., maintenance, preventive maintenance, school bus security, school site safety, Year in Review

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